Originally Posted by texasdave
You equate throwing at a batter's head with delaying the game? Ejected for delaying? Sure. Suspended? I doubt it.
No, I'm not equating throwing at a batter's head with delaying the game. I'm equating the fact that a player has to be responsible for his own actions. Whether the manager told him to perform the action or not does not absolve the player of responsibility for said action.
With that said, you suspend the players to prevent it from happening again. If it were simply ejections, teams would perform the scenario presented all the time since it would be a pitcher who was going to be taken out anyway and a pitcher from the night before.